Alianza GIST and Fundacion GIST Chile are going all out to raise awareness for GIST Awareness Day. Launched in 2014, GIST Awareness Day is a global effort to bring awareness about GIST, (Gastrointestinal Stromal [...]
On Saturday November 25, GIST Chile, together with FUCOG (Gynecological cancers) held an education session for health related students, patients and caregivers.This was the first collaborative activity in looking forward to expand our work and [...]
Fundacion GIST Chile was invited by the Federation of Rare Diseases in Chile (FECHER) to participate in a meeting where the main topic was the need of a Rare Diseases Law in Chile. Piga [...]
On November 26, 2016, patient advocacy organizations in Chile came together at the School of Medicine at the University of San Sebastian in Santiago, Chile for a seminar entitled "Clinical Studies, Clinical Guidelines and Patient [...]
In Santiago, Chile, on April 22, 2015, The Chilean Health Ministry (MINSAL) organized a seminar to discuss regional policies for cancer prevention and control. Representatives of WHO, OPS, RINC, and UNASUR, were invited along with [...]
New steps have been taken in Chile that will benefit patients who need high cost treatments. Piga Fernández, LRG Global Consultant in Chile, together with representatives of 26 patient organizations has been working on a [...]
What does Celebrating Christmas means to me? Life, hope, gratitude, a GIFT!!! After seven hard years living with a wrong diagnosis, in 2002 we found out that what I really had was a GIST – [...]
Alianza GIST members from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Cuba, Venezuela, Guatemala, Mexico, and Spain joined representatives from the Life Raft Group in Zurich, Switzerland from May 14 to 17. The major focus of the meeting was to develop a new methodology in order to move towards Alianza GIST autonomy.
Alianza GIST had the opportunity to give two presentations at the Fifth International Cancer Control Congress (ICCC5) in Lima, Peru at the beginning of November.
The Alianza GIST 2013 meeting in Miami marked an important milestone for GIST advocates as they embarked on a plan to build a self-sustainable organization in Latin America. “We were energized by the meeting and [...]